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Oct 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
not found a school, and for many decades in the united states he was ignored--many. as i say, when i was in city college, no one read de tocqueville. hardly anyone had ever heard of him. c-span: i--i don't know whether you can do this, but you--when you read a book like yours, and it's--as i--again, it's got 41 essays--you get a sense that there's these different strata in the united states, and there's a strata up here that pays attention to hayek and tocqueville and all these names, and then it comes down to a next level, goes all the way down to the average person. wh--h--what do you think of people that are just--the common person that never gets into this? how much of this influences them, and where--and how does it come through the system? >> guest: well, it'll influence them obliquely and indirectly. look, those people are my family, goodness. i mean, i've no problem with ordinary non-intellectual people. i have 34 first cousins, and so far as i know, i was the only intellectual in the family. but i love them all. they're fine people. but the ideas filter down through the educ
Oct 20, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. the first time it came into the united states in a big way, it showed up at a place called camp devens, which is near boston. and people thought, at the time, that this might be germ warfare because they couldn't believe it was something like the flu. many people insisted on putting the word influenza in quotation marks. it was during world war i, and there were these rumors that there had been this greasy cloud floating over boston harbor with these germs in it that were killing people, or that maybe the germans had put something into bayer aspirin that would kill people. but when it arrived at camp devens, it was the most horrible thing that anybody had ever witnessed. they had--so many young soldiers were dying that they had to have special trains to take away the dead. the bodies were stacked up like cord wood, as people said when they were there. and it was--it got--it was so shocking that the--that the surgeon general sent a contingent of three of the leading doctors in the united states to go out and say, 'what is going on at camp devens?' one of them later wrote his memoirs, an
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